Ann, holy smoking cadoodalhoppers!!! Way to go girl!!! I see that you have done lots, and lots, and lots. I remember from your posts last year seeing your garden places, I remember them, and yes, you must have been a'workin' like a dog. You have changed the look of your place significantly, I am impressed with what you have done with the area where the septic tank is. I see the bees and I see that new green shed. Is that where the chickens are now? Beautiful!!!
When I looked at the picture of the septic tank area, it looked at first like you had the area paved, and then I looked more closely and it is gravel or something? or dark kind of earth? It must be some kind of earth because you have some kind of grassy stuff growing there now. You are an amazing woman!!! I love your raised beds, raised beds are so wonderful because you can control so much with them. I have so many, many areas, never in a million years could I have raised beds here, just too much wild soil areas!!! I wish I could have seen your whale rocks, that would have been a sight for the eyeballs for surely. I have rocks, hundreds upon thousands, my rock pile has at least 2,000,000. I know, I counted every one (hee, hee). I will post a picture of this piece of work soon, I am almost finished throwing and pitching rocks on it for this year. Then the second stack that will be rain washed will be ready to pitch on to the pile, as the summer progresses. It is a work and a wonder, this rock pile, I kid you not.....and I am a proud rock garden owner, hee, hee.
I have been having a very difficult time to get into my gardens to finish/get planting. It is the middle of June and I don't have my supersweet (sh2) corn in yet. Supersweets demand a warm soil temperature or they just don't germinate. Today I am going to take that bull by the horn and plant anyways, the sun is going to shine, after so long of rain and bad weather. This will be a day of planting my other parts of the vegetable gardens too. The broccolis are in, about 60 plants, but then, they like the cool weather, so that is good.
Our blackberry flow has not yet even begun, I have looked and I think that they may bloom fully in a few more days. The flow generally begins around the 5th of June, but not this year, everything is a couple of weeks late. Even my bridal veil is just now opening the pretty pink flowers. It consistently blooms the 30th of May, every year, except this one.
Jessaboo. You have some pretty nice gardens going on there too. I see there is a man working in one of the gardens, I presume that is your wonderful Husband, a'helpin' you along, hee, hee, cool.!!!!!
JP, you Dad, the gardening soul, isn't that cool, after all these years, that he has found a method of gardening like you were saying that has improved his gardening style, how cool is that eh? Beautiful day, love our beautiful days, we are beautiful. Cindi